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Most of Shakespeare's plays are conceived around a foundation in either tragedy or comedy; this
polarity and contrast of themes allow him to experiment with the full extent of human emotions. The
story and language in `Romeo and Juliet' is rich in both of these themes- making the play one…

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between Romeo and Juliet correlates with the feud between the Montagues' and the Capulets', they
both, together, build to monumental occasions : As Romeo and Juliet are married, Mercutio and
Tybalt die. As Romeo and Juliet die, the strife between the two feuding families is buried. This makes
the duality…

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The key themes, first introduced in the opening scenes of the play, are of a contrast and oxymoronic
nature. Light and dark. Day and night. Love and hate. It seems that the unifying theme of `Romeo and
Juliet' is in fact, duality. It is even expressed in Romeo's first speech…

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